BEAUTIFUL AMELIA

Escape the everyday world and find inspiration in our peaceful, relaxed seaport community. Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13-miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.

COLORFUL HISTORY

Known as the “Isle of Eight Flags,” Amelia Island has had a colorful, fascinating and tumultuous past, characterized by its diverse cast of Timucuan Indians, pirates, shrimpers, nobles and confederates. Early on, Amelia exhibits Florida’s history as few other areas can, adding to the lore and mystery brought forth on its shore by its amazing collection of residents. Early on, the community of Fernandina Beach emerged as an valued seaport, a legacy that today can be seen throughout its Victorian-era architecture and charming historic district. Today, the island is home to Florida’s oldest continuously operating bar, the Palace Saloon, located within a sprawling 50-block area of homes and buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. History enthusiasts will also have to visit the Amelia Island Museum of History and Old Town, the last Spanish Town in the Western Hemisphere and the former Spanish Fort San Carlos.

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